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Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,707 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,707
Reviews: 720
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 39
Gots: 210 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV varies slightly from 9.0 to 9.8
66.6 IBU

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 03-10-2009)
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-22-2012 11:13:38 | More by RMoeNay
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kuhndog

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-21-2012 02:53:48 | More by kuhndog
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WritersBlock

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-20-2012 04:49:45 | More by WritersBlock
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-19-2012 23:40:39 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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Harvey98

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-19-2012 21:35:48 | More by Harvey98
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ONN8

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

08-17-2012 03:12:17 | More by ONN8
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a perfect pint glass. Huge off-white, almost beige head, about three fingers to start -- thins out with some retention/cling. Delicious red amber coloring, clarity is amazing. Smell is pretty good as well. I get a nice balance of pine, citrus, malt, and resin hops, none of which is too overstated. Taste is similar, although there is something that keeps me from getting too excited about it, and I am not sure what it is. I suppose it's a bit bland, but that seems harsh to me. Maybe it's because nothing from the nose comes through too intensely in the taste -- I don't know. Anyway, mouthfeel is nice and creamy, even a bit syrupy. Overall this is a decent beer. I prefer other Lagunitas offerings to this, especially other limited releases. It is advertised as an American Strong Ale, and in general I tend not to enjoy those as much.

Cheers

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 00:56:23 | More by rodlavers
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-15-2012 22:35:32 | More by eawolff99
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Nickfellow007

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

08-15-2012 15:53:46 | More by Nickfellow007
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-13-2012 18:15:16 | More by danthehopslamman
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-13-2012 03:06:04 | More by nosavingsaccount
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Acoma

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-12-2012 21:53:13 | More by Acoma
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papacrowe


3/5  rDev -26.1%

08-12-2012 18:56:20 | More by papacrowe
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-12-2012 02:30:59 | More by jrpapajcik
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-11-2012 23:24:18 | More by CWhite
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lars925


4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-11-2012 19:34:28 | More by lars925
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-08-2012 17:44:54 | More by fdig23
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RHIN0002

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-08-2012 12:56:09 | More by RHIN0002
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poiuytr

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-07-2012 00:43:09 | More by poiuytr
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flyingmick

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-06-2012 12:15:27 | More by flyingmick
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Red-bronze color. Hardly any head formed. Clarity is a plus.

Boozy nose with red caramel malts, citrusy orange and grapefruit hops (a la Lagunitas), and a light tinniness. All in all, a nice aroma.

Barleywine-like strength with well-kilned grains and citrus hops. Lots of ruby red grapefruit, toffee, light vanilla extract fume, and red grapes. Fruity with a flair of Angostura Bitters flavor. Light metal note that is extended by a breathy alcohol finish. Warming as it goes down. Sticky body with a hefty medium viscosity. Carbonation is well-checked. A little scrub at first and a little late.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2012 02:23:07 | More by thecheapies
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MrJolly

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +17%

08-06-2012 01:47:08 | More by MrJolly
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drh1382

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-05-2012 18:00:20 | More by drh1382
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -20%

08-05-2012 02:25:03 | More by mattparsons
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-05-2012 01:21:49 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,707 ratings.